first_img944 San Francisco944 Media LAUNCHEDPUBLISHER Washington CEOTiger Oak Publications Confronting ChallengesGenerally, regional publications have responded differently to economic slowdowns than national publications because regional advertisers are not impacted by the same issues as national advertisers, says Kim Mac Leod, president of Regional Media Advisors, an M&A advisory company for the regional market. Each type of regional magazine—city or area-focused lifestyle, alternative newsweeklies, business journals and special interest, to name a few—has its own challenges. For instance, regionals whose revenues have been derived primarily from severely hit advertising categories have been impacted most. According to the Jordan Edmiston Group managing director Tom Pecht, there were three big “waves” of advertisers that “turned down their faucets” in 2008: first real estate, then banking, then upscale jewelry.“Regionals that have been reliant on real estate advertising, especially in places like Florida and Arizona, were the first to feel the effects,” Pecht says. “So many had become dependent on developing sections, like multiple-page supplements, that were pure real estate.  Now, they’re taking a hit there. If you were tied to certain areas in which the advertising faucets have dried up, you’re going to be swimming upstream for a while, trying to keep your head above water.”Even general interest city titles haven’t been immune. “Our advertising revenues, both national and local, are down double digits year-to-year,” says Emmis Publishing president Gary Thoe. Emmis—which publishes several city magazines including Texas Monthly, Indianapolis Monthly, Atlanta and Los Angeles—this summer reduced 4.5 percent of its workforce and, in November, cut corporate salaries 3 percent for employees who earn more than $50,000 per year.  “Like other publishers, we are dealing with smaller revenue streams,” Thoe says. “It is very difficult to forecast even the next 60 days, much less the next year.”Long-established regional titles with paid circulations, while “hurting to some degree,” are faring better than newer titles that serve super niche markets, says City and Regional Magazine Association executive director James Dowden. “Our sense is that member ad page counts are flat to negative 6 percent to 7 percent through November,” Dowden tells FOLIO:. “That’s not bad considering what we are hearing about nationals and other media. However, we are all concerned about going forward as consumers continue to hold back.” Looking Forward: The Keys to SuccessThe regional market has a unique opportunity to leverage advertisers in creative, effective ways. “We have some important advantages over other publishing sectors,” says David Lipson, president of Metrocorp, which publishes city magazines including Philadelphia and Boston. “Most of our clients are locally owned businesses and we know the owners. We can sit down and discuss a variety of options that can help them through these difficult times.”This holds true for larger publishers who can attract national advertisers that have local outlets. “For national advertisers, we provide advertising and promotional support that’s closest to the sales transaction,” Lipson says. “In Philadelphia, we’ve done in-store promotions that have created as much as $100,000 in sales in a single store in a single night.”Depending on the market, regional publishers also can expand their footprint by launching pointed ancillary products, says Mac Leod. “The uniqueness of regional publishing is that it can leverage brands and advertisers more nimbly and quickly than a national publisher—with brand extensions, ancillary products and services—that go deeper into the same market and leverage resources most effectively,” she said.A good example of this, according to Pecht, is Wick Allison and his Texas-based D magazine group, which includes spinoffs D Home, D CEO, D Weddings and other specialty and custom magazines, as well as local newspaper group People Newspapers. “He [Allison] has managed to capture the upscale, local and national advertisers in D magazine, and then target those same advertisers with businesses in specific neighborhoods with the newspapers and other magazines,” Pecht says. “He’s able to capture a larger slice of that available local dollar. The model is working.”A Quick Look at Some Regional Titles Launched (And Folded) in 2008 Michigan Avenue Niche Media Throughout the turmoil in the national publishing landscape, the regional magazine market has been one of the few bright spots in the industry. Taking advantage of a lower barrier to entry, regional publishers over the first six months of 2008 continued launching print editions—many vertical launches, including business journals, home/design magazines and luxury titles. According to, regionals were the second biggest category in 2008 in terms of launches (there were 24, although that’s down from 42 launches a year ago).But as the bottom fell out of the U.S. economy, some of the ill effects that rocked the national market began spilling over into regionals, too (particularly in markets where local magazines seem oversaturated, such as Atlanta, which boasts at least 15 different publications). “Oklahoma Today is in its 53rd year, and as recently as 20 years ago we were the only game in town,” says publisher Joan Henderson. “Now there are more than 10 free magazines in our market. We have to stay sharp and always work on our visibility.”“No one in the world is immune to what’s going on right now, but regionals certainly are less vulnerable than a lot of national magazines,” says Michael Carr, president of Las Vegas-based regional publisher Greenspun Media. “When times are challenging, readers want to know what’s important to them within five miles of their front door. That’s where regional magazines, which are closer to the markets they serve, make a difference.”Even Greenspun, which has magazines in 19 luxury markets, has felt the pinch. This fall, the company reduced its workforce in a streamlining initiative (at Greenspun and subsidiary Niche Media) that reduced its printing operation from five locations to two and its printing operation from “several” locations to one, says Carr. Niche Media also folded 50,000-circ Atlanta Peach in early December. 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first_img Introducing our 2019 Schedule Poster! Wear it with #PSUPride, Nittany Nation!🔵⚪️🔗:— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) July 10, 2019The poster has already been distributed on Wednesday and Thursday, but will also be made available at the Uplifting Athletes Lift for Life event at Holuba Hall on Friday at 5 p.m. EST per the official team website.Judging by the size, it looks like it would only fit on the head of a small child. But it could also be a terrific ornament for any Penn State fan to have in their home and add to a collection.The Nittany Lions are slated to face their usual crop of Big Ten East Division foes along with Iowa, Purdue, and Minnesota. In non-conference action, they’ll play against Idaho, Buffalo, and Pitt. Shot of Penn State players.STATE COLLEGE, PA – SEPTEMBER 01: Trace McSorley #9 of the Penn State Nittany Lions prays before the game against the Appalachian State Mountaineers on September 1, 2018 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)There are nearly limitless ways to make a poster artistic: Fancy designs, color scheme, gloss, and so on. But Penn State really went the extra mile to make their 2019 schedule poster as on-theme as possible.This week the Penn State Football program account revealed that the team would be giving out special posters for the 2019 season at their Children and Youth Day at ArtsFest.The feature in question? It folds into a wearable helmet.No joke – the Twitter post even included a quick breakdown on how the back of the poster can be folded into the imitation helmet.last_img

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 11, 2019UPDATED: March 11, 2019 16:51 IST Padma awards 2019: From Prabhudheva to Mohanlal, here’s the complete list of winners(Image: Twitter/rashtrapatibhvn)56 of the 112 inspiring personalities, who were selected for this year’s Padma awards, were conferred the prestigious honour on Monday by President Ram Nath Kovind at a special function in Rashtrapati Bhavan. The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.Padma Awards – one of the highest civilian awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.Distribution of Padma awardsThe awards are given in various disciplines/fields of activities; art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc.Padma Vibhushan is awarded for exceptional and distinguished servicePadma Bhushan for distinguished service of high orderPadma Shri for distinguished service in any fieldThis year’s awardees are from across the nation, all segments of society and the government has gone beyond excellence alone, recognising the larger impact and their selfless service, the official said.A record 50,000 nominations were received for the 2019 awards, which is 20 times those received in 2014 when there were just 2,200 nominations.List of Padma awardees 2019The list comprises four Padma Vibhushan, 14 Padma Bhushan and 94 Padma Shri Awards.21 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 11 persons from the category of foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI, three posthumous awardees, and one transgender person.PADMA VIBHUSHAN1. Teejan Bai – Art-Vocals-Folk – Chhattisgarh2. Ismail Omar Guelleh (Foreigner) – Public Affairs – Djibouti3. Anilkumar Manibhai Naik – Trade & Industry-Infrastructure – Maharashtra4. Balwant Moreshwar Purandare – Art-Acting-Theatre – MaharashtraadvertisementPADMA BHUSHAN1. John Chambers (Foreigner) – Trade & Industry-Technology – USA2. Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa – Public Affairs – Punjab3. Pravin Gordhan (Foreigner) – Public Affairs – South Africa4. Mahashay Dharam Pal Gulati – Trade & Industry-Food Processing – Delhi5. Darshan Lal Jain – Social Work – Haryana6. Ashok Laxmanrao Kukade – Medicine-Affordable Healthcare – Maharashtra7. Kariya Munda – Public Affairs – Jharkhand8. Budhaditya Mukherjee – Art-Music-Sitar – West Bengal9. Mohanlal Viswanathan Nair – Art-Acting-Film – KeralaReceived #PadmaBhushan, The 3rd Highest Civilian Award from The Honorable President of India, with jubilation. I express fervent gratitude to the Supreme Power & all well wishers, for being a part of my journey. Truly happy with this inimitable moment. #PadmaAwards (@Mohanlal) March 11, 201910. S Nambi Narayan – Science & Engineering-Space – Kerala11. Kuldip Nayar (Posthumous) – Literature & Education (Journalism) – DelhiDelhi: President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Bhushan award (posthumous) upon veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar. His wife Bharti Nayar received the award. (@ANI) March 11, 201912. Bachendri Pal – Sports (Mountaineering) – Uttarakhand13. V K Shunglu – Civil Service – Delhi14. Hukumdev Narayan Yadav – Public Affairs – BiharPADMA SHRIRajeshwar Acharya – Art-Vocal-Hindustani – Uttar PradeshBangaru Adigalar – Spiritualism – Tamil NaduIllias Ali – Medicine-Surgery – AssamManoj Bajpayee – Art-Acting-Films – MaharashtraUddhab Kumar Bharali – Science & Engineering-Grassroots Innovation – AssamOmesh Kumar Bharti – Medicine (Rabies) – Himachal PradeshPritam Bhartwan – Art-Vocals-Folk – UttarakhandJyoti Bhatt – Art-Painting – GujaratDilip Chakravarty – Archaeology – DelhiMammen Chandy – Medicine (Hematology) – West BengalSwapan Chaudhuri – Art-Music-Tabla – West BengalKanwal Singh Chauhan – Agriculture – HaryanaSunil Chhetri – Sports (Football) – TelanganaDinyar Contractor – Art-Acting-Theatre – MaharashtraMuktaben Pankajkumar Dagli – Social Work (Divyang Welfare) – GujaratBabulal Dahiya – Agriculture – Madhya PradeshThanga Darlong – Art-Music-Flute – TripuraPrabhu Deva – Art-Dance – KarnatakaThanks for all the love u all gave , ur love gave meThis award , I dedicate this award to the love u all gave (@PDdancing) March 11, 2019Rajkumari Devi – Agriculture – BiharBhagirathi Devi – Public Affairs – BiharBaldev Singh Dhillon – Science and Engineering (Agriculture) – PunjabHarika Dronavalli – Sports (Chess) – Andhra PradeshPresident Kovind presents Padma Shri to Smt Harika Dronavalli for Sports. She is among the world’s top ranked chess players and has lead Indian women squads to several chess championships of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) March 11, 2019Godawari Dutta – Art-Painting – BiharGautam Gambhir – Sports (Cricket) – DelhiDraupadi Ghimiray – Social Work (Divyang Welfare) – SikkimRohini Godbole – Science and Engineering (Nuclear) – KarnatakaSandeep Guleria – Medicine (Surgery) – DelhiPratap Singh Hardia – Medicine (Ophthalmology) – Madhya PradeshPresident Kovind presents Padma Shri to Dr Pratap Singh Hardia for Medicine. He was the first to start radial keratotomy in India. He has conducted thousands of free eye surgeries in eye camps. He has performed 650,000 surgeries till date, which is a Guinness Book record of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) March 11, 2019Bulu Imam – Social Work (Culture) – JharkhandFriederike Irina (Foreigner) – Social Work (Animal Welfare) – GermanyJoravarsinh Jadav – Art (Dance Folk) – Gujarat\S Jaishankar – Civil Service – DelhiDelhi: President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Shri award upon former foreign secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, at Rashtrapati Bhawan. (@ANI) March 11, 2019Narsingh Dev Jamwal – Literature and Education – Jammu & KashmirFayaz Ahmad Jan – Art-Craft (Papier Mache) – Jammu and KashmirK G Jayan – Art-Music-Bhakti – KeralaSubhash Kak (Foreigner) – Science and Engineering-Technology – USASharath Kamal – Sports (Table Tennis) – Tamil NaduRajani Kant – Social Work – Uttar PradeshSudam Kate – Medicine (Sickle Cell) – MaharashtraWaman Kendre – Art-Acting-Theatre – MaharashtraKader Khan (Posthumous-Foreigner) – Art-Acting-Films – CanadaAbdul Gafur Khatri – Art-Painting – GujaratRavindra Kolhe (Duo)* – Medicine (Affordable Healthcare) – MaharashtraSmita Kolhe (Duo)* – Medicine (Affordable Healthcare) – MaharashtraBombayla Devi Laishram – Sports (Archery) – ManipurKailash Madbaiya – Literature and Education – Madhya PradeshRamesh Babaji Maharaj – Social Work (Animal Welfare) – Uttar PradeshVallabhbhai Vasrambhai Marvaniya – Agriculture – GujaratGita Mehta (Foreigner) – Literature and Education – USAShadab Mohammad – Medicine (Dentistry) – Uttar PradeshKK Muhammed – Archaeology – KeralaShyama Prasad Mukherjee – Medicine (Affordable Healthcare) – JharkhandPresident Kovind presents Padma Shri to Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee for Medicine. A leading medical practitioner, he has been treating poor patients free of charge and runs a low-cost pathology laboratory for the past 50 years in Ranchi, Jharkhand of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) March 11, 2019Daitari Naik – Social Work – OdishaShankar Mahadevan Narayan – Art-Vocals-Films – MaharashtraPresident Kovind presents Padma Shri to Shri Shankar Mahadevan Narayan for Art. A prominent singer and music composer, Shri Mahadevan has been performing the world over with his varied repertoire, covering Indian classical, jazz, fusion, rock, folk, film and spiritual music of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) March 11, 2019Shantanu Narayen (Foreigner) – Trade and Industry (Technology) – USAPresident Kovind presents Padma Shri to Shri Shantanu Narayen for Trade & Industry. He is the Chairman of Adobe Inc, one of the world’s largest and most diversified software companies of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) March 11, 2019Nartaki Natraj – Art-Dance (Bharatnatyam) – Tamil NaduTsering Norboo – Medicine-Surgery – Jammu & KashmirAnup Ranjan Pandey – Art-Music – ChhattisgarhJagdish Prasad Parikh – Agriculture – RajasthanGanpat I Patel (Foreigner) – Literature and Education – USAPresident Kovind presents Padma Shri to Shri Ganpat I. Patel for Literature & Education. He is the president of Ganpat University, Mehsana, Gujarat, and recognised for his contributions in electrical engineering and his philanthropy, especially relating to higher education of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) March 11, 2019Bimal Patel – Architecture – GujaratHukumchand Patidar – Agriculture – RajasthanHarvinder Singh Phoolka – Public Affairs – PunjabMadurai Chinna Pillai – Social Work (Microfinance) – Tamil NaduTao Porchon-Lynch (Foreigner) – Yoga – USAKamala Pujhari – Agriculture – OdishaBajrang Punia – Sports (Wrestling) – HaryanaDelhi: President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Shri award upon Bajrang Punia for the field of Sports- Wrestling (@ANI) March 11, 2019Jagat Ram – Medicine (Ophthalmology) – ChandigarhR V Ramani – Medicine (Ophthalmology) – Tamil NaduDevarapalli Prakash Rao – Social Work (Affordable Education)Anup Sah – Art-Photography – UttarakhandMilena Salvini (Foreigner) – Art-Dance (Kathakali) – FranceNagindas Sanghavi – Literature & Education-Journalism – MaharashtraSirivennela Seetharama Sastry – Art-Lyrics – TelanganaShabbir Sayyad – Social Work (Animal Welfare) – MaharashtraMahesh Sharma – Social Work (Tribal Welfare) – Madhya PradeshMohammad Hanif Khan Shastri – Literature and Education – DelhiBrijesh Kumar Shukla – Literature & Education – Uttar PradeshNarendra Singh – Animal Husbandry – HaryanaPrashanti Singh – Sports (Basketball) – Uttar PradeshSultan Singh – Animal Husbandry – HaryanaJyoti Kumar Sinha – Social Work (Affordable Education) – BiharAnandan Sivamani – Art-Music – Tamil NaduDelhi: Indian percussionist Anandan Sivamani conferred with Padma Shri award by President Ram Nath Kovind. #PadmaAwards (@ANI) March 11, 2019Sharada Srinivasan – Archaeology – KarnatakaDevendra Swarup (Posthumous) – Literature and Education-Journalism – Uttar PradeshAjay Thakur – Sports-Kabaddi – Himachal PradeshDelhi: President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Shri award upon Kabaddi team’s captain Ajay Thakur. #PadmaAwards (@ANI) March 11, 2019Rajeev Tharanath – Art-Music-Sarod – KarnatakaSaalumarada Thimmakka – Social Work (Environment) – KarnatakaJamuna Tudu – Social Work (Environment) – JharkhandBharat Bhushan Tyagi – Agriculture – Uttar PradeshRamaswami Venkataswami – Medicine (Surgery) – Tamil NaduRam Saran Verma – Agriculture – Uttar PradeshSwami Vishudhananda – Spiritualism – KeralaHiralal Yadav – Art-Vocals-Folk – Uttar PradeshVenkateswara Rao Yadlapalli – Agriculture – Andhra PradeshRead | How are the three Padma Awards different from each other?Read | 8 major awards given by the Government of IndiaInterested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to education.intoday@gmail.comGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bykarishma Tags :Follow padma awards 2019Follow Padma ShriFollow Padma BhushanFollow Padma VibhushanFollow president ram nath kovind Next Padma awards 2019: From Mohanlal to Prabhudheva, here’s the complete list of winnersPresident Ram Nath Kovind presented the Padma awards, one of the highest civilian awards of the country, for 2019 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Here’s the complete list.advertisementlast_img

first_img Reuters LondonJuly 26, 2019UPDATED: July 26, 2019 19:38 IST England bowled out Ireland for 38 to seal victory at Lord’s. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIreland were all out for 38 as England won the one-off Test by 143 runsThe newcomers were all-out for the 5th lowest Test scoreChris Woakes picked 6 wickets while Stuart Broad took 4 to help England defend 182 runsIreland’s dream of pulling off one of the biggest shocks in the history of test cricket by beating England at Lord’s were shattered as they collapsed to 38 all out to lose by 143 runs on Friday.On a murky morning, Ireland made a dream start when Stuart Thompson ended England’s second innings on 303 with the first ball of the day, clean bowling Olly Stone.After a rain delay, Ireland, chasing 182 for victory, began in encouraging fashion, reaching 11 without loss, but the wheels fell off in dramatic fashion as they posted the lowest ever test innings total at Lord’s.Chris Woakes and Stuart Broad took cruel advantage of optimum bowling conditions to rattle through the Irish order in 15.4 overs.Woakes put Ireland out of their misery, knocking back Tim Murtagh’s leg stump to finish with the spectacular figures of six wickets for 17 with Broad taking four for 19.Also SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow England vs IrelandFollow Chris Woakes Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad bowl out Ireland for 38 to help England storm to victoryEngland vs Ireland one-off Test: Chris Woakes and Stuart Broad shared 10 wickets among themselves to bowl out Ireland for the 5th lowest Test score and help England defend 182 runs to seal victory at Lord’s.advertisementlast_img

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